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charges against to gain members in the death a 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. michael ward and kenneth williams were charged with first-degree murder. police say pendleton was talking to friends in the chicago park when once prospect -- one suspect opened fire. the headlines made -- pendleton recently returned from washington where she performed during the inauguration festivities. michelle obama attended her funeral and her parents are scheduled to sit with the first lady during tomorrow night state of the union address. that violence is expected to be a key issue. -- gun violence is expected to be a key issue. >> several other key issues will be front and center when president obama makes his address tomorrow. the economy and the possibility of sequestration are expected to dominate the evening. the federal government faces massive spending cuts march 1. many economists predict those cuts could turn the nation back into recession. you could watch these did of the union address right here on abc 7 beginning at 9:00. gordon peterson will be live at the capitol. >> that is always great
procession from dallas. >> chicago police have arrested two members in the murder of 15--year-olds hadiya pendleton. 18-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams missed a character friends for members of a rival gang and shot them last month. this was days after the girl performed in the inaugural parade in d.c. parents will join first lady michelle obama as guests for state of the union address tonight. >> diane sawyer has landed the first television interview with amanda knox. she's the "american bandstand" four years in a -- she is the american who spent four years in an italian prison for killing her roommate. d.c. police have identified the man killed in the southeast area of the city over the weekend. 19-year-old james edward dean was shot on sunday. they're looking into what led to the murder. nor arrests have been made. scary moments for passengers on a metrobus in northwest washington after a tree came crashing down on the roof. look at the video. the bus was traveling south on 16th street near spring road monday evening when a 54 tree fell on the back of the bus. th
. police say one of the suspects has confessed to firing into a crowd that killed hadiya pendleton. they say that she apparently -- rather he apparently mistook the group of students for members of a rival gang. hadiya's killing has become a national symbol of gun violence. her parents will sit with michelle obama at tonight's state of the union. >> that's certainly a nice gesture. you have to wonder how heavily the president will hit on that tonight. they said unlike the inaugural speech, this will be an address much more focused on the economy than some of the other issues. >> and just going back to that for one second. the two people charged, 18 and 20 years old. very young men. >> babies killing babies. >>> in other news, heavy rain is slowing down the cleanup effort after that powerful tornado tore through the state of mississippi. the twister barreled through three counties for 75 miles, damaging or destroying near lly 600 homes. he was an e-4 and more than 80 people were hurt but amazingly no one was killed. >> so your dad's ashes -- >> they were in the front living room. >>
-old hadiya pendleton. her death further fueling the gun control debate. >>> and actor steven seagal is helping to train members of joe arpaio's so-called posse in the hopes of preventing future school shootings. kids actually took part. >>> finally, people in the streets of rio de janeiro. one of the biggest parties in brazil. lots of costumes, dancing, just your typical day at carnival. >> time now for the weather and over to ginger zee in boston. ginger. >> good morning to you, ron. let's get a check of that big storm out in the west, and on the northern side you have the blizzard warnings. on the southern side the severe weather potential from east texas all the way through alabama, louisiana, arkansas, you're in there, and you have a shot of really heavy rain up to places, and there are already flood watches and warnings for eight states. i'll leave you with a >> sunshine this morning. some clouds this afternoon. light wednesday, 44-48. no frozen precipitation. >> this weather report brought to you by discover card, and, bianna, i cannot wait to see this mt. washington climb. >>
. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama consoling loved ones today at the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wish we could see her beautiful smile again. >> because she will always be with us. >> reporter: and a mother in pain, stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, the standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a handwritten note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. and the president has invited more than 100 victims of gun violence and their families to attend next week's state of the union address. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's classmates and friends. many here now wondering if all of this attention from the first family will make the streets of chicago safer for their fami
of hadiya pendleton. say they mr. uecker and her group of friends or rival gang members. 15-year-old honor student was killed just days after taking inaugural parade in d.c. her parents will join the first lady tonight to watch the state of the union address. >> women wanting a high-paying job should stay right here. that d.c. isinds paying city for women according to "forbes" magazine. median salary for women in the capital is more and $57,000 a year. san jose is second on the list bridgeport, connecticut in by sanrd place, followed francisco and trenton, new jersey. the top dogs of the nation are kennel clubinster show in new york city. >> best competed on the first night of the show. shot aters will take a being named best in show tonight. the westminster kennel club dog is amounts the most prestigious they nine competitions in the world. folks watching television in a jolt as their programming was interrupted with a zombie invasion report. a tv station said that hacker into the regular system broadcasting news that "dead bodies are rising from their graves." four people call the statio
of that meteorite. >>> a powerful, new entry in the debate over gun control. the mother of hadiya pendleton made this video. >> a piece of my heart is gone. congress is debating how to fix our gun laws. they can start with background checks for all gun sales. tell congress to support common sense reforms so no more innocent children are killed. and no parent has to go through this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are the sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actually break down and cry as he was delivering some awards to people who were there, adults involved in t
by a bullet from a gun. more than 1,000. one of those we lost was a young girl named hadiya pendleton. she was 15 years old. she loved fig newtons and lip gloss. she was a majorette. she was so good to her friends, they all thought they were her best friend. just three weeks ago, she was here, in washington, with her classmates, performing for her country at my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. just a mile away from my house. hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. [ applause ] they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. they deserve -- they deserve a simple vote. our actions will not present every senseless act of violence in this country. in fact, no law
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